Monday, July 14, 2008

Host Committee Announces Free festival for residents and visitors to celebrate sustainable choices in America's New West

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The City and County of Denver, in partnership with ReDirect Guide, has announced the Green Frontier Fest, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 24 on the eve of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Green Frontier Fest, a celebration of everyday positive choices that individuals, families and organizations can make now to address global challenges, will feature a full spectrum of sustainable options from cutting-edge renewable technologies to solutions that can be implemented in the home.

Held outdoor at Sculpture Park of the Denver Performing Arts Complex Park, the Green Frontier Fest invites residents and visitors to enjoy, among other activities, interactive and educational exhibits, a farmers market of local and organic produce, a children's area, eco-carnival games, music, entertainment and special presentations by Van Jones and other guest speakers.

"Denver, the Front Range and Colorado are naturally, culturally and intellectually well positioned to be the U.S. epicenter for a global new energy and sustainable future," said Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. "The City is committed through the leadership provided by our Greenprint Denver program to enhance and accelerate the green ethic of many of our citizens. With the Green Frontier Fest we are excited to showcase our existing capacity and accomplishments."

The Mayor added, "The Fest is also an expression of our community's collaborative effort to set a new local green standard for the Democratic National Convention and for future conventions here and elsewhere."

In addition to Sunday's Green Frontier Fest, Sculpture Park will be the home of the "New Energy Station" from Aug. 24 through Aug. 28. The New Energy Station will showcase Denver and Colorado's new energy innovations through a number of loaned displays and applications that highlight environmentally-responsible energy technologies and practices. - Press Release